20 Spring Wedding Guests Who Made Our Best-Dressed List

guests pose on vintage chairs outside
Christine Clark Photography

Chances are, you're attending more than one wedding this spring. We're not surprised: Spring marks the beginning of the official "wedding season," which lasts through the summer and wraps up in September. Though attending so many events that mark huge moments in your friends' and family members' lives is undoubtedly fun (especially when the weather finally turns warm!), they can be stressful for a slew of reasons—though most of those reasons boil down to finances. Beyond giving a gift to the couple of the hour, you're likely worried about what you'll wear to the long list of weddings currently on the schedule, especially if you're committed to choosing a different look for each one.

That's where we come in. To help you on your quest for a stylish, varied closet of attire worthy of wearing to a spring wedding, we've rounded some of our favorite looks for both men and women, courtesy of real (and really fashionable!) wedding guests. These styles prove there's no one way to dress for a spring wedding—go traditional by donning pastel-hued gowns and floral-printed cocktail dresses or switch it up for edgy black frocks adorned with colorful embroidery. Believe it or not, the gist of these ideas also applies to men. Ahead, be sure to bookmark one gent's classic-with-a-twist blush pink suit and another's edgier gray option, which he styled with a plain white tee. Ultimately, there's a spring wedding dress or suit option here that'll live up to your own personal taste.

Ready to discover all of our favorite spring wedding outfits? Click through to discover how our favorite best-dressed guests styled their warm-weather ensembles—you just might be able to recreate them using the pieces you already have in your own closet.

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Everywhere You Look

guests wearing spring wedding attire
Jessica Bedore

There's no shortage of spring wedding outfit inspiration in this stylish snapshot. Note one guest's blush-hued gown (the shade is about as seasonal as it gets), another's Chinoiserie-patterned dress, and the male attendees' hats (they're perfect for particularly warm spring events).

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wedding guests outdoors with parasol and wicker basket
Studio Ohlala

These ladies' accessories take their already-springy ensembles to the next level—the chic parasol and wicker basket were perfect for the garden setting.

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Dimensional Colors

male wedding wedding guests cheers with flasks

Looking for a way to make a wintry shade and texture, like burgundy velvet, work at a spring wedding? Ask one of your friends to wear a brighter, lighter shade of the red family, à la these gents—together, you'll look like two ends of an unexpected, but timely color palette.

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wedding guest wearing sunglasses sitting on outdoor bench
Emily Kirke Photography

Fellas, the key to your spring wedding suit is the perfect pair of sunglasses (a coordinating leather watch and shoes are also noteworthy adds).

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Fun Patterns

blue and orange contrast suit attire
Allie Lindsey Photography

Winter is officially over, which means that it's time to pull out all of your favorite prints. We love how this guest highlighted the orange hues in his abstract dress shirt with a bright polka-dot pocket square.

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Black Overlay

two ladies pose with flower bouquets
Simply Sarah Photography

Who says black can't work at a spring wedding? This tiered ensemble proves otherwise—a black floral-and-dot overlay keeps the garment from feeling serious or somber.

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Mix and Match

group of women in wedding guests dresses pose for photo
Studio Ohlala

We're loving this mix of fashion inspiration. From floral prints and pastel colors to chic sandals and floral hairpieces, this cool group exemplifies the best of spring wedding style.

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Thai Attire

two children wearing traditional Thai outfits
Greg Finck

Weddings often give guests the chance to celebrate their heritages. Take these little ones, for example, who stole the show in their traditional Thai outfits.

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Pink Saris

Meg Smith Photography

This group's bright saris might inspire you to don spring's signature hue come wedding season—just about every pink shade feels appropriate during this time of year.

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camryn eugene rehearsal dinner guests
Lauren Fair Photography

If you're shopping for a garden wedding, these four looks offer inspiration across all fashion tastes. Gravitate towards loose, casual dresses you can ware over and again? Check out the guest on the far left. Looking for something completely unexpected? This black get-up, with mesh cut-outs and subtle floral embroidery, is the ultimate edgy option—especially when paired with cerulean bow pumps.

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Seeing Red

momina jack wedding guests
Zosia Zacharia

You can't go wrong with a bold, red dress at a spring wedding—we particularly love red-orange, as opposed to blue-red, tones come this time of year. And for the fellas? A bright, blue suit, seen two ways on these gents, is more than appropriate for spring.

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Fashion Goals

george shawn wedding guests
Ben Christensen Photography

Semi-sheer skirts, playful patterns, and wide-legged pants—these guests are showcasing the best of spring fashion. We're also a fan of this man's light gray suit, which he paired with a simple white tee and cognac-colored dress shoes.

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Unique Suits

lisa sam mexico wedding guests
Los Ébano

If your guy is looking to up his style game for your spring wedding roster, he'll want to look to these fellas for guidance. A blush-pink option will set him apart from the pack; a striped iteration makes just as much of a statement, albeit in a subtler way. The men in this photo aren't the only ones serving up looks, however. Their female friends' ensembles, which feature a woven purse, tassel belt, and epic sandals, are just as noteworthy.

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kelly drew new jersey wedding guests
Rachel Havel Photography

Seafoam is the ultimate springtime pastel, as evidenced by this attendee's high-necked, floor-length lace-and-silk gown.

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Cultural Prints

porsha terry wedding jamaica guests african dress
Jillian Mitchell Photography

The bold prints and patterns of these guests' African-inspired dresses may be a cultural nod, but they're just as much of an homage to colors and textures of spring.

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Color Palette

caitlin amit indian wedding cocktail hour
Sally Pinera

Let these guests' vibrant outfits inspire your spring wedding attire color palette. Vermillion, pink, chartreuse, sapphire, and aqua are all fair game.

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Shades of Blue

michelle robert wedding bridesmaids
Rebecca Yale Photography

Make like this BHLDN-clad group and choose a slate, navy, cerulean, or baby blue dress to wear to one (or all!) of your springtime celebrations.

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Flower Girls

wedding flower girls carrying green baskets
Charla Storey Photography

These flower girls' dresses absolutely can inspire your own grown-up ensemble. Note their dress' illusion scoop necklines and lace fringe and their fun accessories: metallic flats and statement headbands.

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Bold Prints

family members drinks
KT Merry

Which wedding guest dress would you choose? The statement floral option (complete with a pretty pink bow!) on the left, or the multicolored mid-length beauty on the right?

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